Key Tips for Beginning a Virtual School Year

Mandy FroehlichBlog, Self Care Better

TL;DR: Contacting your local mental health community partner is a strategy to start addressing mental heath in your school. Increase the effectiveness of online learning by using learning management systems, personalized learning, creating relationships online, and incorporating social-emotional learning. A technique for transforming your student relationship building activities to a virtual setting is shared. As districts begin to finalize their … Read More

Remembering YOU in Times of Uncertainty and Change

Maggie GiffordBlog, Connect Better, Manage Better, Self Care Better, Survival

TL;DR: Embrace the disruption to your routines. Reconnect with yourself by starting a journal, creating fun videos and songs for your students, finding a way to laugh everyday, or using your talents to help someone else. You are important.  I don’t know if anyone has told you that today.  Or yesterday.  Or even in the last week.  But you are, … Read More

Prioritizing Your Self-Care

Kari PitstickBlog, Lead Better, Self Care Better, Survival, Teach Happier

TL;DR: Reminders for prioritizing your self-care over the summer. Focusing on what you need as a person and as an educator. Depending on where you teach, you’re probably in the midst of your summer break. In case no one has told you: make sure to take time for yourself. Whatever form of self-care you decide this summer, I want you … Read More

Summer Stillness

Suzanne DaileyBlog, Self Care Better, Teach Happier

TL;DR: Benefits of “becoming still” to recharge for the upcoming year. Strategies for prioritizing stillness this summer. We have all ended a school year unlike any other.  The energy we expended from March-June was so different, many of us ending the year mentally and emotionally exhausted. Drained. Weary. And now we’re entering a summer unlike any before.  Although our bodies … Read More